Red Riding Hood®, Dipladenia
Red Riding Hood® is a spectacular flowering Dipladenia, that given the right conditions appears to flower the whole year round. The flowers are initially red but as they mature they turn pink.
Red Riding Hood® is ideal for patio tubs or in well drained sheltered garden situations. Mass planting will provide an excellent ground cover, or just a single plant to tumble over rockeries will look spectacular.
Red Riding Hood® will grow well in a large tub. It also looks great growing in an urn or similar container on a pedestal, where the tendrils are allowed to fall to the ground. Train Red Riding Hood® to grow up a pergola or on a trellis.
Red Riding Hood® will not tolerate cold wet soil, so always plant in a sunny, well drained soil. If grown in a tub ensure that the potting mix used is free draining. Never overwater.
Red Riding Hood® tends to have a scrambling growth habit and if left unchecked would grow to a height of less than 1m and a spread of about 2m. If trained up a pole it would grow to a height of 2 to 3m.
Tip prune lightly to keep the plant compact. Fertilise in spring and summer for best results.